Veteran local weightlifter Blair Fisher competes at the North American Bench Press and Deadlift Championships. Blair set a new Canadian record in the masters 47-53 age class

Veteran local weightlifter Blair Fisher competes at the North American Bench Press and Deadlift Championships. Blair set a new Canadian record in the masters 47-53 age class

Fisher and sons set lifting records

Local power lifter competed in the North American Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Portland, Oregon this past weekend.

Local power lifter Blair Fisher, his son Dustin Fisher and his  step son Brett Potter competed in the North American Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in Portland, Oregon this past weekend.

Blair is no stranger to powerlifting and has been training both his sons to compete for the past five months.

“They both have been committed to their training and have both done extremely well considering the amount of time they had to train for this meet,” Blair said.

Dustin, 27,  said his bench press, or push, session went very well as he ended up with 275 pounds, giving him a third place victory.

His pull, or deadlift, session gave him a first-place win with a 475 pound lift.

Brett, 16, in his bench press or push session, came in second place and his pull or deadlift session gave him a first-place win with a 358-pound lift.

He also set a Canadian national record for both his lifts in his age and weight class.

Blair competed in the Masters class 47-53 in the bench press or push session, and secured a 402-pound lift, a first-place win for him and a new Canadian national record.

“The boys did extremely well for their first meet and are both eager to compete again,” Blair said.

“They would like to participate in June in either Olympia, Washington or Vernon, B.C.”

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